The Dynamics of Co-Management and Social Capital in Protected Area Management-The Cardoso Island State Park in Brazil

Karla Sessindilascio*, Katrin Prager, Katherine N. Irvine, Paulo Antonio De Almeida Sinisgalli

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Abstract

Co-management, in combination with social capital, is expected to improve social-ecological outcomes in protected areas. This paper builds a model of how co-management and social capital are linked, and it investigates how they have changed over time. We emphasize that considering the temporal aspect is crucial for assessing co-management and social capital. The following factors were found to facilitate co-management: a Participatory Advisory Council as a negotiation arena that links with a community-based organization; rotating meeting location to encourage community involvement; a committed Park director and sufficient staff. A co-management process requires ongoing investment. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-489
Number of pages15
JournalWorld Development
Volume67
Early online date28 Nov 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • co-management
  • social capital
  • Brazil
  • conservation units
  • community involvement
  • NATURAL-RESOURCES
  • BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • ADAPTIVE COMANAGEMENT
  • PEOPLE
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • RESILIENCE
  • GOVERNANCE
  • COMMUNITY
  • KNOWLEDGE

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